Merc 50 Troubles

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by graffix338, May 30, 2011.

  1. graffix338

    graffix338 Proud Sundance K16 Owner!

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    The other day I had my wife and kids out on the skiff. Coming back in, about the 20 feet from the ramp my motor died. I crank it back up and it runs for a few seconds and cuts back out. If I crank it back up while giving it some throttle it runs but bogs down and smokes a little more than normal. The carb's have recently been cleaned and the motor has been running good before this issue.

    Any ideas where I should start my troubleshooting?



    Mercury | 2002 | 50 HP | 2 Stroke | 3 Cyl
     
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  3. graffix338

    graffix338 Proud Sundance K16 Owner!

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    Nope! The ignition switch was shorted out.